Sometimes, a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a failure. It just looks old and worn.
If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems down the road. So, watch for the warning signs to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add the project to your home improvement to-do list.
1. Old Age
Age is a factor to consider when replacing a roof. Depending on the material, a roof may last 20 to 80 years. When asphalt shingles reach their twentieth year, if your roof is not adequately ventilated, the shingles begin to curl. For more information on the age of your roof, consult the home inspection report you received when you purchased your home.
2. Water Damage
A pretty obvious symptom that the roof is failing to do its job is apparent water damage inside the house. Ice dam formation, flashing degradation and improper roof installation methods can contribute to this issue. Whatever the situation, homeowners should immediately consider replacing or fixing their roofs because leaks don’t go away on their own. Mold growth and pests like carpenter ants may result from a leaky roof.
3. Roof Cracks
When shingles get damaged by wind, they often crack. If only a few of the shingles are cracked, the best thing to do is to replace them. But if there are cracks all over the roof in different places, it is clear that the roof needs to be fixed. We advise having your roof replaced within three to five years if you discover extensive cracks in your shingles.
4. Roof Leaks
Leaks are an indication that your roof is failing. Check your attic often, ideally after a rainstorm, for roof leaks. Water intrusion is likely to cause significant home leaks. If the leaks are localized, you may not need a full roof replacement, but you should still consult a specialist. Delaying roof repairs may cause more serious and expensive damage. Keep in mind that experienced roofers offer reasonable roof inspections.
Count on The Roofing Company for high-quality roof repair and replacement needs. We are your helping hand in ensuring a safe and comfortable home all year long. Call us today at (970) 887-0104, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Colorado homeowners, including those living in Granby and nearby communities.